The Last Kids on Earth

The Last Kids on Earth

Book - 2015
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"After a monster apocalypse hits town, average thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan builds a team of friends to help slay the eerily intelligent monster known as Blarg"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Viking, published by the Penguin Group, [2015]
ISBN: 9780670016617
Characteristics: 225 pages 21.5 cm
Additional Contributors: Holgate, Douglas - Illustrator


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Nov 30, 2020

1 Grade : 3 - 7
Lexile : 650L: 240 pages

Nov 09, 2020

:)great book and show!!!!


CMLibrary_CBlevins Jan 26, 2020

There are zombies, monsters, and lots of action! The story starts off fast and keeps the pace nicely. The spot illustrations are fun, and help break up the text. They also integrate into the text, which forces the reader to look at them instead of glossing past them.

The Last Kids on Earth is a light read, so don’t expect to find some layered work of literature in this series. If your kid is looking for something entertaining and easy to read, then this would be recommended.

alburke47 Jan 13, 2020

I thought the Netflix TV show was a hoot, so I finally talked my 7-year old into letting me read it to him. A few pages in, and he was hooked. The storyline was much the same as the show, but the characters were much better, particularly our hero Jack. While he loves his pop culture references and dumb jokes, he is also brave, loyal, and particularly astute about how his life as an orphan moving from home to home prepared himself for the solitude of the Apocalypse. His relationship with fellow outsider Quint is also great. Well worth a read for any age.

Oct 24, 2019

it a bit too fast paced. i mean you meet no one for two months, then meet three other people in a week

Sep 25, 2019

The Last Kids on Earth was a favorite of mine when I was younger, and looking back, I don't know how the kids lived so long. The main character does no effort to kill the zombies or kill the plague. He doesn't wear any protective clothing to protect against bites or infected flesh. He goes out of his way to do stupid things like "get achievements." The way he wastes his limited supply of electricity on an xbox shows he knows nothing. Honestly, I like to think he went insane from the constant groan of the zombies, and is hallucinating his friends and the big monsters. But, if you don't like to ruin things with logic and facts, like I do, this is a fun read.

Duckometer: 3.5 Ducks

LPL_JennyC Sep 16, 2019

The Last Kids on Earth reads like a witty video game. Illustrations and text blend together to take you into the strange and action-packed world of the zombie apocalypse. To keep life fun and interesting our main character, Jack, comes up with challenges to complete. The ultimate goal on his list is to save his crush who he spotted just as the world as they knew it ended… but does she need saving? This is a super fun book for lovers of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, NERDS, and Cardboard. Also: Netflix is bringing this book to the small screen on September 18th, 2019!

awesome book

Sep 03, 2018

Very good book a couldn't stop turning the pages.

Apr 22, 2018

worst book

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cmlibrary_jcurrie May 24, 2021

It was just an average day of riding the bus to middle school when Jack and the other kids on the bus noticed zombies and monsters invading their school. Jack and his best friend Quint managed to escape the beasts. They went to their respective homes with plans to meet later. Jack was left on his own by his foster parents and Quint could not find his family. Jack and Quint take up residence in a tricked-out treehouse as they make plans to keep themselves alive, find other survivors, and save Jack’s dream girl.


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